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Highest Crime Rates: 3,062ndLargest Gambling Industry: 3,230thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 3,835th
The Free Land of
Compulsory Consumerist State Consumerist Wage Drones
By the state, the state shall fall
Influence
Sprat
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Very Strong
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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AlkaSerpens

Population296 million

CapitalNova Serpentia

CurrencySnek
AnimalKing Cobra

The Free Land of AlkaSerpens is a huge, efficient nation, notable for its deadly medical pandemics, ubiquitous missile silos, and pith helmet sales. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, devout population of 296 million Serpensians are rabid consumers, partly through choice and partly because the government tells them to and dissenters tend to vanish from their homes at night.

The tiny, corrupt, pro-business, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Spirituality, Defense, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Nova Serpentia. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 6.4%.

The very strong AlkaSerpensian economy, worth 24.4 trillion Sneks a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is fairly diversified and led by the Gambling industry, with major contributions from Retail, Uranium Mining, and Arms Manufacturing. Average income is 82,391 Sneks, but there is an enormous disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 463,972 per year while the poor average 7,214, a ratio of 64.3 to 1.

The government sends submarines to retrieve bodies from shipwrecked submarines, both illness and poverty are seen as signs of low moral worth, all government facilities are built in the subterranean citadel of Nova Serpentia, and the most penniless demographics have by far the highest number of researchers per capita. Crime is pervasive, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. AlkaSerpens's national animal is the King Cobra, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

AlkaSerpens is ranked 206,147th in the world and 8,905th in The East Pacific for Lowest Crime Rates, with 23.94 Law-abiding Acts Per Hour.

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5%
Highest Crime Rates: 3,062ndLargest Gambling Industry: 3,230thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 3,835thFattest Citizens: 3,948thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 6,559thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 6,631stMost Avoided: 6,870thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 7,617thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 7,941stMost Armed: 9,589thMost Devout: 9,901stTop
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Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 11,431stHighest Disposable Incomes: 11,974thLargest Retail Industry: 12,109thMost Pro-Market: 12,480thLargest Mining Sector: 13,460thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 14,799thMost Influential: 19,775th
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Highest Crime Rates: 82nd in the regionFattest Citizens: 86th in the regionTop
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Largest Gambling Industry: 94th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 95th in the regionMost Avoided: 169th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 173rd in the regionMost Pro-Market: 205th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 209th in the regionMost Armed: 222nd in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 273rd in the regionMost Devout: 283rd in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 286th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 349th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 352nd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 384th in the regionTop
10%
Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 515th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 759th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 848th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : AlkaSerpens's influence in The East Pacific rose from "Minnow" to "Sprat".
  • : AlkaSerpens was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Influential.
  • : AlkaSerpens was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Mining Sector.
  • : Following new legislation in AlkaSerpens, the most penniless demographics have by far the highest number of researchers per capita.
  • : AlkaSerpens changed its national capital to "Nova Serpentia".
  • : Following new legislation in AlkaSerpens, all government facilities are built in the subterranean citadel of Nova Serpentia.
  • : Following new legislation in AlkaSerpens, both illness and poverty are seen as signs of low moral worth.
  • : Following new legislation in AlkaSerpens, the government sends submarines to retrieve bodies from shipwrecked submarines.
  • : AlkaSerpens was endorsed by The Weed-choked lawn of A mean old man.
  • : Following new legislation in AlkaSerpens, Leader's office has a newly installed Max-Man arcade game programmed by a 5th-grader.

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